A productive evaluation session on environmental compliance status of floriculture farms in Ethiopia held at Bishoftu/Debrezeit in the presence of Director General of Oromia Environment Protection Authority and officials of Federal Environment Protection Authority.
Participants drawn from EHPEA, cut flower and cutting farms, environmental compliance inspectors, trainers and the officials have discussed in detail the best practices, challenges, and the way forward after compliance status of farms is presented by both Federal and Oromia Inspectors.
The session is quite imperative to ensure the global competitiveness and sustainability of the Ethiopian floriculture industry.
Unions who are engaged in the production of cereal and vegetables linked with Bure IAIP investors on July 28th, 2022.
Under Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) partnership agreement with GIZ for ‘Cluster Support for Agricultural and Food Industries in Ethiopia’, EHPEA hosted the event with an objective to create awareness and market linkage with the Unions and Agro-processers.
The program was a great platform to learn from similar successful business models such as; how they source their supply, work relationship and as well as identify possible bottlenecks, risks and propose mitigation actions proposed by the participants who are drawn from responsible government offices and stakeholders.
A Memorandem of Understanding (MoU) signed between Horticulture companies and projects of German Cooperation, represented by #GIZ, to cooperate in the formation of ‘Horticulture Cluster’ in #Bahirdar and its surrounding areas on July 06, 2022 at Avanti Blue Nile Hotel.
The program organized by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) and GIZ with an initiative to leverage the geographical specialization of horticulture clusters and promote integrated and market-led development of preproduction, production, post-harvest, logistics, branding, marketing, skill development activities and create synergy to resolve the challenges of the sector.
Up to date there are 9 farms engaged in the production and export business of flowers, fruits and vegetables in Bahirdar area. The cluster development will also benefit the small holder farmers intermes of cost reduction of input, production and logistics.
The regional government office representatives stated the commitment of the region to support the sector by availing additional Horticulture corridors and work on the betterment of the existing infrastructure.
An International Conference on Biological Control held on May 26,2022 at Hilton Addis Ababa. EHPEA, organized this conference with an objective of creating a learning platform on the past, present, and future trends and patterns of Biological Pest Management in Ethiopia.
On the conference, the quest for sustainability of the Ethiopian horticulture industry, biological pest management status of the sector, trends and patterns of bio-agent use and research status of biological agent in Ethiopia had been presented and discussed at length.
In addition to this commercial farms and bio-agent suppliers, execute a panel discussion on past, present and future of biological pest management practices, challenges, and marketing in Ethiopia.
Government officials, commercial farms, development partners and other stakeholders participated. Different stakeholders from abroad were in attendance virtually.
Cluster Development Workshop on Avocado Production has been held on May 20, 2022 at Radisson Blu Hotel in collaboration with EHPEA and GIZ.
Stakeholders, responsible government office representatives, private sectors who are engaged in the production of Avocado production, export and agro-processing business, international organizations, as well as potential investors were attendees of the workshop.
EHPEA TVET center in collaboration with its partners commence providing training on strawberry production and latest insight on crop management for commercial farms, university lecturers and investment officers at Bahirdar.
The training will continue in the coming days at Holeta cluster.
EHPEA training center is delivering a series of practical trainings for Zengena and Mota Cooperative Union, Commercial Farms, Agricultural Office Experts, and Agro-processing Industrial Parks as part of a GIZ-EHPEA project named “Cluster Support for the Agriculture and Food Industries in Ethiopia.”
The training program is designed to help cooperatives, unions, and commercial farms comprehend the quality and market needs of products, as well as appropriate agricultural practices, in order to promote a feasible link between smallholder farmers and the agro-processing sector.
An international Ethiopian horticulture investment conference, held on April 28, 2022 at Inter Luxury Hotel.
The program organized by EHPEA with an objective in creating awareness of the current horticulture investment potentials in the regional states.
The horticulture sector plays a profound role as it is labor intensive sector initiating many new jobs in addition to its huge capacity of providing food and foreign currency from export commodities.
The program was a great platform to promote networking opportunities among participants drawn from the diplomatic community, international organizations, private sectors and pertinent government offices, with a view to shape new ventures and an ever more conducive business climate.
On the conference 7 regional states represented by their respective investment bureau’s, namely, Oromiya Industry and Investment Bureau, South West Ethiopia People Trade &Investment, Investment Promotion office of Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region, Amhara Industry and Investment Bureau, Benishangul Gumz National Regional State Rural Land and Investment Bureau, Gambella People National Regional State & Sidama Regional State.
Opportunity and challenges of the investment discussed at length.
A national conference organized by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), under the theme “Enhance Opportunities for women in Agri-Business” held on April 26, 2022 at skylight hotel.
The conference organized with an objective to promote and address women contribution for the development of the agri-business in the country.
On the panel discussion it was stated that in order to be self-sufficient in food and to grow the country’s economy, women should be involved and encouraged in the agricultural sector.
Invited speakers who are engaged in agri-business shared their experiences, which was a great learning platform for the participants.
Bahirdar University Horticulture Department students, researchers and masters students spent a day at Bahirdar Fresh Plc. and Ethio Agri-Ceft Plc on March 24, 2022.
The program organized by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) with a theme ‘Horticulture for Future Generations’ to give students a chance to get a hands-on agricultural learning experience and a new perspective on the horticulture industry.
This kind of program organized on a yearly base which is open to any student who wants additional perspectives and networking opportunities in agriculture.
On the program the participants got a chance to learn the practical way of growing blueberries from seedling to packing as per the export stand. They also got the exposure on how to manage a green waste using compost system where the farms currently benefiting by changing their waste into wealth.
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